Let's all stand and hold our hands behind our back in an outward show of non-committal emotion for Andy Pettitte's 200th win as a Yankee. The Astros made it close but fell short 4-3.
*The Yankees won their 20th game at home, bringing their home record to 20-7. The Astros have won 25 games. Total.
*New York held the 1-4 spots in the order to an 0x14 day.
*After opening the first six games in June 12x26, Berkman is 1x15 on this four-game road trip.
*Tommy Manzella had this third multi-hit game in his last four games, raising his average 19 points in that span. His .219 average is the highest it's been since May 5, when a 1x3 day against Arizona took it to .224. He followed that game up with an 0x10 streak.
*Brett Myers' record dropped to 4-4 with his 7IP, 5H/4ER performance. In all 13 starts, Myers has gone 6+, and it's the seventh time that he's gone seven innings.
*Myers only threw first-pitch strikes to 10 of 28 batters. When throwing that first-pitch strike, the Yankees were 1x8, 2K:1BB.
*Myers' 1st inning struggles contined, needing to see eight batters to get three outs. In the first, the Yankees were 3x6, 2BB. Meaning that, in the first inning this season, Myers is allowing a .339/.456/.482 line. That .938 OPS is higher than in every other inning.
Pitch Count Hero: Lee (0x4) and Pence (1x3, BB) - 22 pitches in four PAs
Pitch Count Punk: Keppinger (0x3, sac) - 10 pitches in 4 PAs
Man of the Match: Tommy Manzella. He has five RBI in his last two games, and nine RBI in the first 49 games.
Goat of the Game: Michael Bourn. 0x3. 3Ks.